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Trackpad gestures and Apple Remote support in virtual machine

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

Description

You can use the Trackpad or Apple Remote to control some Windows applications in your virtual machine.

NOTE: To use these features, enable the following option: open the virtual machine Configure > Options > More options and check Enable Apple Remote

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In the following table you can see the list of commands for some popular Windows applications:

Action Keyboard and Mouse Combination Apple Remote Key Touchpad Gesture
Microsoft Power Point      
Start a slide show F5 n/a n/a
End a slide show Esc MENU n/a
Perform the next animation or advance to the next slide N, Enter, Page Down, Right Arrow, Down Arrow, Space (or click the mouse) ►►l n/a
Perform the previous animation or return to the previous slide P, Page Up, Left Arrow, Up Arrow, Backspace l◄◄ n/a
Zoom in/zoom out Ctrl+wheel up/Ctrl+wheel down n/a Pinch open/pinch close
Microsoft Word/Excel      
Zoom in/zoom out Ctrl+wheel up/Ctrl+wheel down n/a Pinch open/pinch close
Windows Media Player      
Start playback/pause Space ►ll n/a
Skip to the next song Ctrl+F ►►l n/a
Play the previous song Ctrl+B l◄◄ n/a
Volume up F8, Up Arrow, wheel up + n/a
Volume down F9, Down Arrow, wheel down    n/a
Media Player Classic (k-lite)      
Start playback/pause Space ►ll n/a
Volume up F8, Up Arrow, wheel up + n/a
Volume down F9, Down Arrow, wheel down n/a
Winamp      
Start playback/pause X to start, C to pause ►ll n/a
Volume up Up Arrow, wheel up + n/a
Volume down Up Arrow, wheel up n/a
Microsoft Internet Explorer      
Page back Backspace, Alt+Left Arrow ►►l n/a
Page forward Alt+Right Arrow  l◄◄ n/a
Zoom in/zoom out Ctrl+wheel up/Ctrl+wheel down n/a Pinch open/pinch close
Mozilla Firefox      
Page back Backspace, Alt+Left Arrow ►►l n/a
Page forward Alt+Right Arrow  l◄◄ n/a
Zoom in/zoom out Ctrl+wheel up/Ctrl+wheel down or Ctrl+"+"/Ctrl+"-" n/a Pinch open/pinch close
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer      
Next image Right Arrow ►►l n/a
Previous image Left Arrow l◄◄ n/a
Zoom in/zoom out "+"/"-" + or Pinch open/ pinch close
Rotate clockwise Ctrl+K n/a Rotate right
Rotate counterclockwise Ctrl+L n/a Rotate left

NOTE: This feature is available for Windows virtual machines that have Parallels Tools installed.

To learn more about Trackpad gestures on MacBook and MacBook Pro please refer to this Apple KB.

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